On our Patient Registration Form, we request that you include your current medications, as part of our thorough assessment and management of your health.
This includes not only prescription medicines, but also complementary medicines.
Complementary medicines include chamomile, gingko, echinacea, feverfew and St John's wort.
It also includes herbal teas.
Complementary medicines may interact with prescription medicines and/or cause side effects, which may include asthma attacks, swelling, tummy upsets and kidney damage, which may be either temporary or permanent.
When completing our form, please be sure to include all your prescription and complementary medicines, including herbal teas.
For more information on medicines and side effects please see the Better Health Channel page, from which this page has partially been compiled.